Vasco Profile: From Portuguese Roots

By Robbie Blakeley, Contributing Sports Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - We round off our profiles of Rio’s top football (soccer) clubs with Vasco da Gama, the city’s second biggest club. With close to 20 million supporters across Brazil, Vasco is just behind Flamengo and roughly level with Sao Paulo club Corinthians in terms of fan base.

Just like Flamengo, Club de Regatas de Vasco da Gama originated as a rowing club in the late nineteenth century, before football became such . . .

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